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Get tested for glaucoma, CSL club members told

After cataracts, Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause for irreversible vision loss.

L to R: Monty Newborn, PR Chair; Dr Jacques Corcos; and Ron Sawatzky, president of the West Island Prostate Cancer support  group
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Prostate cancer: Urologist battles against a “sophisticated enemy”

Forty years ago, urologists were generally seeing prostate cancer patients referred by radiologists. The patients were admitted for bone pain because the cancer had metastasized.

Prostate group marks 20th anniversary
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Prostate group marks 20th anniversary

It has never been easy for men to discuss and deal openly with medical issues involved with their “private parts”—symbol and essence of manhood—but the need has always been there.

Stay engaged even when ill: study
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Stay engaged even when ill: study

Getting a chronic illness tends to increase feelings of loneliness, including among those with a steady partner of 50 years or more, a new Concordia University study indicates.

Learning new skills could help stave off dementia, study suggests
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Learning new skills could help stave off dementia, study suggests

The following has been reprinted with permission from the Association for Psychological Science. Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp. They are told to “use it or lose it.” But new research indicates that only certain activities—learning a mentally demanding skill like […]

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Study on stimuli could lead to pill to help treat Alzheimer’s

An Israeli study has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain how challenging mental and physical activity can delay the development and onset of Alzheimer’s disease, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports. The study, led by Boaz Barak of Tel Aviv University, was published in the September issue of the journal […]

“We’re larger, we’re stronger, we’re healthier,” Richard Adler says. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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The future is a (baby) booming place, visionary says

Never trust anyone over 30, we were told in the forever-young 1960s. Now that the Baby Boomer generation is pushing into their late 60s and early 70s, a well-known futurologist took a look at where we are heading and came up with some fascinating conclusions. Richard Adler, a distinguished fellow […]

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‘Trade, not aid’ — changing the world with eco-preneurs

Who has not heard of the benefits of echinacea, St. John’s wort, lavender and peppermint? They’re not just used to make tea. Medicinal plants are ubiquitous in food supplements, medications and a myriad of personal-care products, including skin creams and shampoo. According to the World Health Organization, 80 per cent […]

Ultravision evolves as low-vision technology becomes accessible
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Ultravision evolves as low-vision technology becomes accessible

Joan Wright is a slim, energetic businesswoman who does her own accounting and comes to the city from the South Shore twice a week to manage Ultravision, a store she has owned for more than 25 years. “I like coming to the shop, it gives me exercise,” she says, adding […]

No magic bullet to quit smoking: Montreal researcher
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No magic bullet to quit smoking: Montreal researcher

A study led by Dr. Mark Eisenberg, a cardiologist and epidemiologist at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, reveals that two-thirds of middle-age smokers who have been hospitalized for myocardial infarction—a heart attack—return to smoking a year later, despite having been treated with buprion (marketed as Wellbutrin […]